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Assistant Professor - Biochemistry
Deadline for Applications is 12/01/2021


Code: 17624 Posted: 10/04/2021

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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Employment Type: Full Time/Faculty/Exempt

Reports To: The Assistant Professor will report to the Chair of the Chemistry Department

The Chemistry Program offers an array of B.S. concentrations in Chemistry emphasizing biochemistry, pre-health, business and natural products in addition to an ACS approved concentration. The Department is strengthened by its ties to local industry, access to a wide array of instrumentation including GC-MS and LC-MS, and close relationship with the Department of Biological Sciences. The successful candidate may mentor candidates in the M.S. program within the Department of Biological Sciences. 


Essential Job Functions

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Natural and Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Biochemistry to begin August 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, have the ability to fulfill requirements in scholarship and research, contribute service to the university, college, department, profession, and community, and possess a strong appreciation for the University’s student-centered mission.  The Department is especially interested in candidates with biochemistry related research projects suitable for undergraduate participants. Preference will be given to candidates with post-Ph.D. teaching and research experience. The annual teaching load is 24 contact hours.  The assignment for this candidate will likely include general, organic, and biochemistry courses within the major and introductory courses for the nursing program.  

Key Job Responsibilities

For the probationary period:

60% Teaching:

General, organic, and biochemistry courses within the major and introductory courses for the nursing program.  

30% Research:

Establish a research program leading to publication, presentation, and/or proposals for further funding.

10% Service:

Service to the Chemistry Department, College, University, Profession and Community

Qualifications
  1. Ph. D. in biochemistry or related field. ABD will also be considered; however, contract renewal will be contingent on completing degree within one-year of hire.
  2. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and ability to use learning management systems. 
  3. Research in biochemistry or closely related field with projects suitable for undergraduates.
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references
  • Transcripts
  • Examples of Worl
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Description of at least 3 research projects that are suitable for undergraduates

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday December 1st, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Contact

Laura Menarek
(262)595-3204
menarek@uwp.edu
Available Until: 12/02/2021

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